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Re: Perl applications

by emazep (Priest)
on Apr 09, 2004 at 13:29 UTC ( #343964=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl applications

If with "servers" you meant also web application servers, it's plenty of them written in Perl. (i.e. the biggest store ever seen on the web) is written in Perl: is it enough for the chief deprecator? Look at:

Other poular sites written in Perl are: slashdot, AvantGo,,, TechWeb, just to name a few.

As for Perl reads in its source code directly (rather than a bytecoded compiled version), as the so-called C++ programmer said, you can inform him that Perl source code can be compiled into bytecode as well (and also translated into C code, if you like.) Furthermore, Perl permits even to inline code written in C, C++, Java, Basic, Python and a number of other programming languages.


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Re: Re: Perl applications
by diotalevi (Canon) on Apr 09, 2004 at 13:40 UTC
    You shouldn't bring up the bytecode or compile-to-C issue here as it isn't something that real programs use. Those are mostly just toys for perl programmers and only the most foolish person would actually use them.
      I would rather say that these compiler backends are still experimental (I apologize for not to have specified it.)

      This does not mean that they don't deserve to be mentioned (or that they should be qualified as "foolish persons toys" ;-) as their development is serious and they'll someday hit a stable state (they are already quite usable anyway).

      Ciao, Emanuele.

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